Reviewed by Anne Boling for Readers' Favorite
Robert Jeffries encourages Christians to remove the clutter from their life and get back to the true life of following Christ. Too many Christians are only partially committed to Christ. Scripture tells us that you are “either for me or against me.” That means a total commitment. We should be praying constantly, thanking God for both the trials of life as well as the good times. We should thank God for meeting our needs and stop asking for our wants. We should place others before ourselves. These are radical ideas in our culture of I want more, bigger, better. This is a “me first” society.
Jeffries stresses the need to forgive. We need to clean out our hearts. Get rid of the bitterness and anger that are taking up space that should belong to God. He acknowledges the difficulty in doing so. We can only be forgiven if we offer forgiveness. A few years ago, I was angry about something. Angry like I had never been before. My anger was justified. However, my anger was only hurting me. When I offered it to Lord, he took it from me. It was as if a load had been lifted from my shoulders. I was free from the anger, bitterness, and the burden I had been carrying for so long. I could forgive the other person. I was forgiven.
We are constantly looking for answers in self-help books when the Lord is the only answer. I constantly struggle with my weight. I have tried every diet on the market. Recently, as I was praying I realized I’d placed my trust in pills, books, and diet gurus, but I had not given it over the one that is trustworthy. I had been placing my trust in the wrong place. To be a truly committed Christian, we must give Him our whole being; we must place all of our trust in Him. I needed to clear out the clutter from my heart and totally trust the Lord.
Robert Jeffries offers readers a delightful book sure to bring peace to their hearts. The message is clear and easy to understand.